Lt. Gen. Russell Honore to speak at Kennesaw State University

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Honore, who led recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, will speak about…

Georgia (Oct 8, 2012)Honore, who led recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, will speak about leadership and preparedness.

KENNESAW, Ga. (Oct. 22, 2012) — U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Russell Honore brought calm and order to the chaos that followed after hurricanes Katrina and Rita hit the Gulf Coast in 2005. Now retired, Honore speaks candidly about what it takes to be prepared for the challenges of the 21st century.


Honore commandedJoint Task Force-Katrina, leading recovery efforts in Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi. He collaborated with federal, state and local authorities to coordinate and conduct response recovery and mitigation operations. He retired in 2008 after 37 years of service. His mission now is to create a culture of preparedness in the United States.Honore’s most recent book is “Leadership in the New Normal.”


Presentation: “Leadership and Preparedness in the New Normal – 21st century.”  Honore’s speech is hosted by the Department of First-Year Programs, the KSU Alumni Association, KSU Student Life and the Emergency Preparedness Learning Community.


Monday, Oct. 29, 12:30 p.m. Book signing follows immediately after the presentation.


Kennesaw State University, 1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw, Ga., 30144

Carmichael Student Center, University Rooms.


Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering more than 70 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including doctorates in education, business and nursing and a new Ph.D. in international conflict management. A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more than 24,600 from 130 countries.


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit